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Pearson Level 3 BTEC Nationals in Engineering (QCF) – Online

Course Summary
Price From £297 – £4950
Payment Options Pay by Credit/Debit card or Bank transfer or equal monthly installments by Direct Debit
Study method Online
Duration 3 months to 36 months
Qualification BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma/90 Credit Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma
Awarded by Pearson (Edexcel)
Additional Info Tutor support during normal business hours
What is BTEC National?
This qualification is a technical level qualification which will help the learner to move up to a Higher Education (HE) qualification. It will give the learner an excellent foundation at technician level and can be incorporated into an apprenticeship. There are mandatory units which are common to all engineering disciplines, and the optional units to make up the 30, 60, 90, 120 or 180 credits.
What does the course consist of?

These qualifications can be done in stages

Size Level Units Equivalent A’Levels
Certificate 3 3 0.5
Subsidiary Diploma 3 6 1
90 Credit Diploma 3 9 1.5
Diploma 3 12 2
Extended Diploma 3 18 3

All units are delivered via our Learning Management System online, so is available 24/7. Assessment is through our e-portfolio, which is where you upload your assignments to. We have a wealth of experience within the team to support you through your studies. Here are the units we have to offer in Engineering. Please note that the Certificate has a limited set of the following Units and are designated with a *

Unit 1: Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace – 10 Credits*
Unit 2: Communications for Engineering Technicians – 10 Credits
Unit 3: Engineering Project – 20 Credits
Unit 4: Maths for Engineering Technicians – 10 Credits*
Unit 5: Mechanical Principles – 10 Credits*
Unit 6: Electrical & Electronic Principles – 10 Credits*
Unit 7: Business Operations in Engineering – 10 Credits
Unit 9: Commercial Aspects of Engineering Organisations – 10 Credits
Unit 10: Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials – 10 Credits
Unit 16: Engineering Drawing for Technicians – 10 Credits
Unit 17: Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering – 10 Credits
Unit 28: Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians – 10 Credits
Unit 35: Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices – 10 Credits
Unit 57: Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics – 10 Credits
Unit 58: Construction and Applications of Digital Systems – 10 Credits
Unit 59: Microprocessor Systems and Applications – 10 Credits
Unit 64 Further Electrical Principles – 10 Credits
Unit 143 Communication Technologies – 10 Credits
Who is the Course aimed at?

This course is ideal if you are unable to attend a college or university, due to work or family commitments. If you are looking to further your career or you need the qualifications for a promotion or career change, this course deals with material around engineering, so mathematical concepts feature in some units.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2 qualifications, such as GCSE’s in Maths, English, Science or an equivalent BTEC First Diploma however if you don’t have these but do have experience in the workplace, then contact us and we can discuss your needs.

Non-native English speakers and those students who have not had their final two years of schooling in English will need to demonstrate one of the following upon entry:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2
  • IELTS 5.5 (including 5.5 for reading and writing)
  • PTE 51
  • or equivalent,
How is the course Graded?

Learners will be awarded a merit or distinction or distinction* qualification grade (or combination of these grades appropriate to the qualification) by the aggregation of points gained through the successful achievement of individual units. The number of points available is dependent on the unit level and grade achieved, and the credit size of the unit (as shown in the points available for credits achieved at different QCF levels and unit grades below).

Learners who achieve the correct number of points within the ranges shown in the ‘qualification grade’ table will achieve the qualification merit or distinction or distinction* grade (or combinations of these grades appropriate to the qualification).

What can I progress to after this course?

Students who successfully achieve a Certificate may be able to progress to a further Level 3 course such as a Subsidiary diploma. This may require relevant mapping of the learning outcomes achieved. Students wishing to progress onto one of our HNC programs will need to pass a Subsidiary Diploma at Merit or above (80 UCAS Points).

Semester: Learning & Development will support students in making applications to suitable programmes for their own programmes and those at other institutions.

Who is this Course for?

For those seeking work as technicians, those who would like to take the next step, or those who would like a career change.

All credits can be used for larger qualifications and are eligible for UCAS points for those seeking entry into University, or onwards to Higher Education, such as the HNC in Engineering.

How much does it cost?
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